Google and Novartis, a company dedicated to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry, today announced an agreement to collaborate on developing smart contact lenses with which to help patients with diabetes.
In January this year, Google has already stated that they were working on a project that would allow them to develop contact lenses that help people with diabetes to live a life more bearable. Diabetes is a chronic disease that affects one in every nineteen people on the planet, and it starts when the body is no longer able to produce insulin, the hormone that allows glucose to pass any food to body cells, which You can actually cause very serious health problems. Therefore, there is no doubt that this is a really interesting project that would help keep track of your illness affected. these contact lenses would work through sensors that would be responsible for analyzing the tear fluid from the patient in order to measure blood glucose levels consistently , and then the information would be sent automatically to the smartphone user so it can be displayed easily.
Novartis has already licensed the technology and hopes to commercialize the product in the future through Alcon eye care subsidiary. Notwithstanding the agreement , this is a long term project that still has much work ahead .